FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122
BERKELEY COLLEGE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER AND VICE PRESIDENT OF
INFORMATION SYSTEMS APPOINTED TO NJEDGE.NET BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Leonard De Botton, Berkeley College Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Information Systems, has been appointed to the NJEDge.Net Board of Trustees. Mr. De Botton will represent New Jersey’s proprietary colleges and universities. This is the first time in its history that NJEDge.Net has appointed a trustee from a for-profit institution.
“Len brings more than 20 years of outstanding leadership experience in the field of information technology at Berkeley College to the NJEdge.Net Board of Trustees,” said Dario A. Cortes, PhD, Berkeley College President. “As the first trustee representing a for-profit institution of higher education, he can offer a new perspective to the board.”
Mr. De Botton began his career at Berkeley College as a Programmer charged with implementing the College’s first financial aid system. He was promoted to Systems Administrator and became the Director of the Computer Resources Department in 1995, where he began to oversee the College’s technology. Appointed Vice President of Information Systems in 2002, he later was appointed Chief Information Officer. Mr. De Botton also is a board member of the Leadership Board for Chief Information Officers and has presented at numerous technology conferences, including those sponsored by the National Blackboard Conference and NJEDge.Net. He recently assisted on the analysis presented in the Information Technology in Higher Education: 2012 Survey of Chief Information Officers.
Mr. De Botton holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems from the University of Phoenix; a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems jointly from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and New Jersey Institute of Technology; and an Associate’s degree in Information Systems from the County College of Morris.
NJEDge.Net is a nonprofit technology consortium of academic and research institutions in New Jersey. Through its deployment of advanced Internet technologies and digital communication, NJEDge.Net supports its members in their institutional teaching and learning; scholarship; research and development; outreach programs; public service and economic development.
A leader in business education for more than 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,700 students — including over 800 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New York locations — Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, Brooklyn, and White Plains. And in New Jersey there are four locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
Photo Caption: Leonard De Botton, Berkeley College Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Information Systems, has been appointed to the NJEDge.Net Board of Trustees. This is the first time in its history that NJEDge.Net has appointed a trustee from a for-profit institution.
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